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Burgess Langshaw Power

PhD Student, Global Governance program at the Balsillie School for International Affairs, University of Waterloo

Burgess is a former policy analyst currently completing his PhD in Global Governance at the Balsillie School - University of Waterloo. His policy expertise includes energy technologies, regulatory approvals, Indigenous consultation, and energy infrastructure.

His past research includes policy, governance and regulatory aspects of energy transitions, particularly the end of the Canadian oil sands via discontinuation governance, shock effects (eg shock doctrine), forecasting/superforecasting, the effects of climate change in Mongolia, the effects/responses of climate change on the mining sector and in ornithology, studying population dynamics of New Zealand Falcon (apex predator, keystone species).

He has worked and studied in Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Mongolia, as well as conducted volunteer work throughout Central/Latin America and the Caribbean.

When not studying or writing about climate change/climate altering technologies (geoengineering, solar radiation management, carbon dioxide removal, carbon capture and storage) he can be find riding a bike or skiing in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.


  • –present
    PhD Student, University of Waterloo


  • 2016 
    Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, MSc Distinction, Science and Technology Policy


Balsillie Fellow, MSc with Distinction